Category Archives: Patient Safety

Review of Howard B. Goldstein, DO, MPH

In February 2019 ChristianaCare urogynecologist, Howard B. Goldstein, DO, MPH performed two procedures on me without consent after he withheld vital information I needed to make an informed decision. I had twice consented to a “single minorly-invasive procedure with no … Continue reading

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Physician reviews as justice

Posting a review of a bad healthcare experience is one of the very few options for neglected and abused service users to create accountability. The healthcare system is woefully lacking in safety and accountability mechanisms to the extent it offers … Continue reading

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Physician empathy is a powerful healthcare intervention

As a trauma survivor who has studied Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) for five years, I have learned that empathy is vital to human well-being, especially after trauma, and that, neurophysiologically, I need empathy. It helps integrate the brain, which helps the … Continue reading

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ChristianaCare Patient and Family Relations’ Disregard for Patient Needs and Safety

I wanted to pursue a serious grievance regarding a ChristianaCare medical experience that caused me significant and lasting harm. I received communiques that are unhelpful, and mostly gobbledygook. I only received the vaguest assurance of any resolution of the harmful … Continue reading

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Grievance for Highmark re “The Dr. Goldstein Special”

Text of my 2022-06-25 grievance for insurer Highmark Health Options (part of Blue Cross/Blue Shield), re “The Dr. Goldstein Special.” This is a follow-up to the gaslighting, cherry-picked facts, and twisted reality in prior Highmark responses. Explain the Details of Your … Continue reading

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About Medically Unnecessary Non-Voluntary Genital Cutting

“The fact that nonvoluntary genital cutting can sometimes be made less physically, if not emotionally, harmful through medicalization does not necessarily make it any less wrongful. A person can be wronged without being harmed, and vice versa (Archard 2007). In … Continue reading

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“The Dr. Goldstein Special” violates the Code of Delaware

“The Dr. Goldstein Special,” performed on me without consent at ChristianaCare just over 5 years ago, violates the definition of informed consent as written in the Code of Delaware: “‘Informed consent’ means the consent of a patient to the performance … Continue reading

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“The Dr. Goldstein Special” violates every ethical standard, except in Delaware

In cutting my genitals without my consent, Goldstein violated every ethical standard including:  The American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics for Consent, Patient Rights and Withholding Information: “Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. … Continue reading

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What is “The Dr. Goldstein Special” and Why Should I Be Afraid?

“The Dr. Goldstein Special” is a surgical bait-and-switch, a violation of the right to informed consent, supposedly a foundation of American Medicine. However, in reality, informed consent is more of a placating concept; when a doctor violates that right, the … Continue reading

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My Insurer Protects the Predator

After I reported “The Dr. Goldstein Special” (a combination of consensual and non-consensual procedures performed on female genitals), my insurance company, Highmark Health Options (HHO), stated that his deviance and deceit were “standard care” so I had nothing to complain … Continue reading

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